ED 322 Methods of Teaching Science and Health

3 credits, Fall

Focuses on methods, materials, and activities for teaching science, health, and safety. Emphasis is on developing instructional techniques, hands-on investigations, and field experiences that help students understand and inquire into the (1) processes and concepts of physical, life, earth, and space sciences, (2) principles of physical and mental health needed to maintain a healthy life style, and (3) environmental factors that impact the quality of one’s life. The relationship among these areas of science is stressed. Includes introduction to the science standards of national professional organizations, state curricula, professional literature, and planning for classroom activities. Candidates observe, participate, and teach in school classrooms one day per week (ED 305F).

Prerequisite(s): ED 271